Category Archive for: ‘Mexico’

  • 17 Students Graduate from First Month Long Training Course in Sustainable Organic Agriculture

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    With the graduation of 17 students from the first month-long intensive training program in Sustainable and Organic Agriculture, the Himalayan Institute Mexico is on the way to fulfilling its mission of creating a lasting change in the lives of farmers in the Sierra Norte. True …

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  • HI Mexico’s First Month-Long Organic Agriculture Training Course

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    Class began June 1st for HI Mexico’s first intensive training course on sustainable agriculture techniques. 18 students, ages 18 to 41, are enrolled in the month-long course which will meet for four hours every weekday in June. Each day will begin with two hours of …

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  • Rainwater Catchment and Irrigation System

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    A rainwater catchment and irrigation system has been installed on the HI Mexico demonstration farm in Jonotla. The land does not have access to the city water system, so rainwater catchment is a great way to ensure a consistent supply of water.

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  • Himalayan Institute Mexico Grand Opening

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    On April 29, the Himalayan Institute Mexico held its Gran Apertura—Grand Opening—event. The day was joyous, as the HIM team celebrated the unveiling of nine months of hard work and the community was first able to directly participate in HIM activities. The day began in …

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  • Building a Demonstration Farm

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    Over the past month, the Himalayan Institute Mexico’s plot of land has been transformed into an inviting and effective demonstration farm. After Arturo, a civil engineer from the Jonotla City Council, donated his time to create a design for the land, a team led by …

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  • Worm Composting with Everyday Materials

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    HI Mexico’s project in Jonotla focuses on teaching sustainable, organic agriculture techniques. Many farmers in Jonotla and around the world depend on chemical fertilizers and pesticides in order to maintain high crop yields. However, in the long run these chemicals rob the land of its …

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  • A Community Center for HI Mexico

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    The month of March has been a momentous time for the Himalayan Institute Mexico. Through the hard work of many hands, the new HIM Community Center has been renovated into a functional building that will serve as an HIM office, herb processing station, classroom, and …

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  • Traditional Medicine in Mexico

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    Jonotla, whose name means “the place where the jonote tree abounds,” is the new home of the Himalayan Institute Mexico. The HIM staff found it quite fitting to discover that the jonote is an important tree known for its healing properties. When a bit of …

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  • HI Mexico’s New Home in Jonotla

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    The Himalayan Institute Mexico (HIM) team is on the ground and settling into its new headquarters and home in the small mountain town of Jonotla. Once a parcel of land, community center building, and home were decided upon, the first week in town was spent …

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  • Breaking Ground in Jonotla, Mexico

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    After having arrived in Jonotla only one week before, the Himalayan Institute Mexico (HIM) start up team has successfully acquired a plot of land on which to begin its Energy Farming project. The one acre plot is only a twenty minute walk from the center …

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